• Programs

    Automotive Collision Repair

    Students will acquire knowledge and skills used by auto collision technicians in the repair and refinishing of damaged vehicles. Instruction will involve the I-CAR curriculum, classroom theory, demonstrations and hands-on repair of practice panels and customer vehicles.

    Dean Gales

    Automotive Technology

    Students will acquire knowledge, skills and experience in the repair and maintenance of automobiles and light trucks. Efficient application and use of safe shop practices, tools and equipment are an important part of the training. Students will have an opportunity to learn entry-level skills needed in the repair and maintenance of cooling systems, brakes, steering and suspension, as well as engine performance.

    Nontraditional Student

    Barber, Cosmetology & Manicure

    Students seeking a license in Cosmetology, Barber, or Manicure will receive instruction and training at Transformed Barber and Cosmetology Academy. The Cosmetology course consists of 1500 hours of theory and practical training in the arts and sciences of hairstyling, hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, chemical hair relaxing, thermal styling, anatomy, physical fitness, chemistry, bacteriology and sanitation, professionalism, retailing, equipment care, and salon management.

    The barber course consists of 1000 hours of theory and practical training in the arts and sciences of hairstyling, hair cutting, shaving, mustache and beard design, coloring, and permanent waving, chemical hair relaxing, thermal styling, anatomy, chemistry, bacteriology and sanitation, physical fitness, professionalism, retailing, equipment care, and salon management.

    The Manicure course consists of 400 hours of both theory and practical experience in many phases of manicuring and artificial nails. Their education will prepare them for the professional marketplace as well as give them the necessary knowledge to successfully complete the state board exam.

    Barber Cosmetology Manicure

    Construction Technology

    Students will acquire knowledge and skills such as safety, framing, roofing, hanging drywall, installation of interior and exterior trim, doors, windows, blueprint reading and construction estimating. Model construction and on-site construction projects are used to provide students with project-based experience.

    Habitate House

    Pro Start - Culinary Arts

    Students follow the new Foundations of the Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts curriculum, developed by industry and academic experts to learn how to be an industry professional through hands-on work under the direction of a mentor.

    Students will receive instruction and participate in project-based experiences in the fundamentals of safe and sanitary food handling and operation of a commercial kitchen. Students will use a variety of cooking methods to produce entrees, salads, desserts and other dishes. Students will become familiar with the different phases involved in the operation of a restaurant, including kitchen management and dining area.


    Digital Marketing & Media

    Digital Media is a course designed to educate students on the ever-changing digital world, as well as to provide hands-on experience with industry standard software and equipment. The curriculum covers a wide range of areas, so it appeals to a diverse group of students. Topics covered in Digital Media classes include graphic design, animation, audio production, video production, and web design.

    Digital Marketing Video Production

    Educator Prep

    Students considering the elementary or secondary teaching profession will interact with students K-8 as pre-professional teachers. Students in this course receive foundational teacher training, practicum experience, and dual-credit through an accredited university. Each student is assigned to a mentor teacher at an elementary or middle school within the attendance boundaries. If requirements are met, students are also eligible to receive a Letter of Intent to receive employment with KCPS upon college graduation.

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    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    This course is designed to take high school students with little or no medical background and teach how to work on an ambulance using Basic Life Support Measures. As part of the course, students will participate in ambulance rides, interact with Kansas City Fire Department staff, participate in relevant life-saving scenarios. Students that successfully pass all requirements are eligible for apprenticeship with KCFD.


    Health Science

    Students acquire knowledge and skills in core competencies including an introduction to the health care delivery system, human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, infection control, human growth and development and interpersonal communication. During the required clinical experiences, students work closely with professional staff providing project-based care and emotional support to residents in health care facilities.


    Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

    Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.


    Water Management

    Students will be exposed to different aspects of the water management system, including Water Treatment Plant Operation, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation, and Water Distribution System. Students will be mentored by water and wastewater professionals, as they tour KC Water facilities. Students will have an opportunity to take the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Examination for Water, Wastewater, and Distribution Operation. Students will be encouraged to interview for positions in treatment plant operations, upon graduation from high school, and to obtain their Missouri Department of Natural Resources Certification.

    Water Management